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Hei Tiki, D68.1

Physical Description

Hei tiki made from dark green coloured pounamu - kawakawa. Head of hei tiki is tilted to its right side. Red sealing wax is evident in eyes. Both hands have three fingers and thumb and rest on thighs. Most features are quite shallowly carved. A single suspensory hole is at top of head.

Research Notes

Catalogue card:

Hei tiki made from dark green coloured pounamu. Head of hei tiki is tilted to its right side. Red sealing wax is evident in eyes. Both hands have three fingers and thumb and rest on thighs. Most features are quite shallowly carved. A single suspensory hole is at top of head.
Purchased from Wallis & Wallis
Is identical to one made at Wanganui
for Maori c 1860-1880

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 130 x 76 x 8mm

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